A good programme was broadcast the other night on BBC (I think) on the real dangers posed by mobile phone use over long periods of time. The overwhelming evidence was that mobiles give you cancer, and nobody on the programme could categoriacally disagree with that.
Leaflets produced by the government now actually advise children only to use mobiles in an emergency, as they will have a higher level of exposure to the radiation than us older people. So we should all keep using hands free kits and not stay on the phone for long. Quite scary really! I'm one of those people who always has my phone on and close by.
Recent coverage of a survey into how mobiles lower your sperm count however was slated for covering too small a group. Apparently only 221 hungarians were interviewed for it, yet the coverage was everywhere when the research came out! The article below was a full page colour feature slating the research, which shows how poor research can damage a media message.
A report warning that mobiles can reduce your sperm count has been seized on by all the media - despite the limitations of the research. Why are we so ready to fall for these health scares, asks Vivienne Parry